The Daily Bruin Alumni Network is dedicated to supporting the Daily Bruin and its thousands of alumni across the globe. In 2018, the UCLA Alumni Association recognized the group as an affinity network at the DBAN's first reunion on campus.
Through robust networking, mentoring and fundraising, we hope to build the Daily Bruin Alumni Network to support our fellow alumni and The Bruin. Please see the areas below that we are focusing on in the 2018-19 year.
To get involved in any of these committees, please contact the alumni network's leadership team here.
There are over 2,000+ UCLA alumni with known ties to the Daily Bruin, but we need help getting them to join the Daily Bruin Alumni Network. This committee will work with the UCLA Alumni Association to bring more of our fellow alumni home, creating a comprehensive alumni directory and helping foster alumni connections through regional meet-ups and outreach. With a better understanding of our own alumni base and expertise contained therein, this group will work closely with the Mentoring team to connect students with alumni in various professions and with the Daily Bruin's student alumni director on newsletters, website updates and social media.
Partnering with the UCLA Alumni Association and the Daily Bruin staff, this committee will plan and host the Daily Bruin's 100th birthday celebration in the 2019-2020 centennial academic year of UCLA. Committee members will develop daytime panels and workshops for students and alumni, along with dinner speakers and presenters. They will promote the event and recruit corporate partners to help subsidize and scale up the centennial celebration. This committee will also help lead nominations and awarding of the DBAN Distinguished Alumni Award.
By the #DB100 Celebration, we aim to raise $20,000 for urgent equipment replacement needs at The Bruin ($10,000 alumni gift) and the first awards of the Daily Bruin Alumni Scholarship for students pursuing careers in journalism at The Bruin (four scholarships of $2,500 each). This committee will develop processes and administer the scholarship, including applications and interviews. It will cultivate donors and generate leads for possible contributions. With our partners at the UCLA Development Office and Student Support Initiative Office, members will study and develop a long-term DBAN alumni scholarship endowment.
In the 2018-2019 academic year, this group will help provide periodic professional critiques of Daily Bruin productions, both print and online editions, and host career preparation sessions. The committee will work with the Membership team to connect student staffers with alumni for career guidance. This team will also work closely with the Daily Bruin's student alumni director to develop the best ways to help students.
Lawrence Ma '95 & Tanner Walters '18 | Daily Bruin Alumni Network co-chairs
Jacqueline Alavarez '19 | Alumni Relations Director, Daily Bruin 2018-19
2010’s: Nicole Vas '10, Sam Schaefer '11, James Barragan '13, Jillian Beck '14, Jose Ubeda '15, Fran Manto '16, Emaan Baqai '17
2000’s: Sara Randazzo '08, Kelly Rayburn '04, Kate Stanhope '09
1990’s: Missy Anderson '96, Christine Strobel '94, Chris Schreiber '95
1980’s: Elisa Williams '82, Michael Bartlett '88
Jillian Beck '14, Gil Hopenstand '97, Don Rosen '86
Alejandra Reyes Velarde '17, Lauren Jow '12, Tyson Evans '05, Phil Carter '96, Wendy Witherspoon '90, Nancy McCullough '89, Lauren Bartlett '88, Alice Short '77